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michelle obama. >> and now, please welcome grammy and academy award winner jennifer hudson. ♪ ♪ i'm loving you whether times are good or bad happy or sad ♪ ♪ let's groove ♪ i am so in love with you ♪ whatever you want to do is all right with me ♪ ♪ you make me feel so brand new ♪ ♪ i want to spend my life with you ♪ ♪ let me say since we've been together loving you forever ♪ ♪ is what i need ♪ well let me be the one you come running to ♪ ♪ i will never be untrue ♪ ah baby lets let's stay together ♪ ♪ loving you whether whether times are good or bad happy or sad ♪ >> joining the first couple are staff sergeant nelson and gunnery sergeant timothy easterly. ♪ whether times are good or bad happy or sad ♪ ♪ tell me why people break up turn around and break up ♪ ♪ i just can't see ♪ because you never do that to me ♪ ♪ would you baby ♪ saying you won't is all i need ♪ ♪ let's let's stay together loving you whether whether times are good or bad happy or sad ♪ ♪ yeah let's stay together ♪ because i'm loving you now whether t
or bad happy or sad ♪ ♪ let's stay together >> and there you see michelle obama for the first time. looking amazing in red. a lot of folks trying to figure out who the designer is. we don't yet know exactly who the designer is, but i imagine we will very quickly. a lot of folks making phone calls right now, i can tell you that, to find out. president obama speaking to troops in kandahar who could not be at the commander in chief's ball, and here the first couple will also go to the inaugural ball in the same complex with tens of thousands of people, about 30,000 or so people are in attendance, eager to see the first couple do their first dance at the inaugural ball. sally quinn, you have been watching along. do you like what you saw? >> i like the dress very much. it's very understated. the design of it is very understated, but she's been wearing quite somber colors over the last few days. navies and dark colors, and it seemed she was making a statement. so when she comes out in the bright red, it's sort of like, here i am, you know? i think, you know, i think it's not quite what i
in the national day of service, which pays tribute to martin luther king jr. later, michelle obama and jill biden host a concert for american military families and their children. so as president obama prepares to kick off his second term, we wanted to know how the american people think that he's doing as he closes out the fist one. cnn political editor paul steinhauser is here in washington with me this morning. good morning to you. so thumbs or thumbs down. how do they think he's doing? >> we have some polls, a lot of polls. a lot of polls have skasked, ise doing a good job? do you approve or not approve? our cnn poll of polls say 53% say, yes, they approve of the job the president is doing in office, 42% disapprove. but what about the specific issues, not overall. take a look at this from orc, look at the numbers on the left, randi. these are where he's doing very well on the issues, terrorism, environment, foreign affairs, immigration, but those are not so important to americans. the economy, he's at 48%. what's the second most important? the deficit, we know that's been in the news lately, 4
as our president for another four years. [applause] and michelle as first lady. [applause] i may be a little biased, but i cannot think of a better man than my husband to help our president lead our country for the next four years. [applause] as long as he has the privilege of serving this nation, i know that joe will keep fighting for american people every day. ladies and gentlemen, please join me in welcoming my husband, our vice president, joe biden. [applause] >> hello. i am joe biden, husbands, and i am delighted to be with you all here. let me begin with the simplest of statements. thank you. thank you, thank you, thank you. you are the only reason that we are here. thank you for support, thank you for being here, and most of all, thank you for believing in us. ladies and gentlemen, i have been honored to serve as vice president. but i have been especially honored to serve as a rock obama's vice president. this man has already done a remarkable job. historic health care reform, to supreme court appointees, ending the war in iraq and about two and the war in afghanistan, and
to see you. >> i like watching him dance to mana. >> yeah. >> all eyes are on michelle obama and what she's going to wear tonight. she received rave reviews for what she wore today. right now, two designers are waiting to see which dress she picked. they won't know until we see her. >> excitement mounting. even will.i.am wants to know. ♪ ♪ ♪ (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. music: "make someone happy" music: "make someone happy" ♪it's so important to make someonhappy.♪ it's so important to make meone happy.♪ ♪make just one someone happy ♪and you will be happy too. barrow island has got rare kangaroos. ♪ chevron has been developing energy here for decades. we need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them. ...it's my job to look after it. ♪ >>> welcome back to our continuing coverage of the presidential inauguration. i'm anderson coop
lady michelle obama. [cheers and applause] >> wendy -- one of the many balls held that night was the commander in chief called, began in 2005, open to members of the military and the guests. they danced with members of the military and the president made some remarks. ♪ >> thank you. thank you all for coming. [applause] thank you. [applause] thank you so much. thanks to all of you. tonight i have the very special honor as being known as the guy who accompanied michelle obama to the ball. i want to start by thanking tonight's co hosts, the senior enlisted advisors of the five branches of the united states armed forces. [applause] i want to acknowledge the joint chiefs of staff, the chairmen of the joint chiefs of staff, who are here with us as well. thank you, gentlemen. i also want to recognize some very special guests. three hundred wounded warriors who are joining us. [applause] i want to thank all of you for your service. i wish you quick and healthy recoveries. i know that you are more than ready to get home to your families. i know they are more than ready to have you
by michelle obama and joe biden to honor young americans. >> earlier in the day, the first family participated in the national day of service. tonight, several states are celebrating. oklahoma went red for mitt romney, but their party tonight is a bipartisan celebration of the presidency. >> it does not matter if we agree politically. we are all here because we love our country and we love the political system. >> rock stars like common tonight are d.c. dignitaries. he worked hard on this campaign and knows who he wants to dance with. >> i got a go with michelle obama. she is an incredible woman. she is from ch>> the message from these celebrities young voters can make a difference. >> do know the facts. get up and do it is cool right now, that is vote. the same thing that got obama to be president two times. that momentum. the people are going to create new demand. >> all of the people who worked so hard to get him elected, this is a way to say thank you. >> we gave, and a choice, did he want to dance with michelle obama or beyoncÉ? he left no doubt, michelle obama is the lady of the hour th
, michelle. the repairs will cost about $3 million. caltrans will begin the work today. there's money in reserves but the metropolitan transportation commission also wants the ship's owner to help pay. that's osg ship management. it's been two weeks since an oil tanker struck the bridge the morning of january 7th. the 752-the new vessel hit the eastern most tower on the westernmost span. the fender system was damaged, caltrans will replace the damaged sections, no oil was spilled, an investigation is ongoing and the fixes should be completed in may. live in the newsroom, elissa harrington, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> unusually strong winds create dangerous surfing conditions. one san francisco surfer learned that the hard way last night. chopper 5 over the cliff house in ocean beach where he was stranded with only a surfboard. linda shows us his daring jump to safety. >> reporter: daniel rosen calmed down after scrambling up seal rock. >> a big rip tide, really big waves. way out of my element. >> reporter: he was surfing with a buddy but admits he's
and kids taking kissing pictures of their parents. as for michelle obama's outfit, it was by american designer thom browne. whether you like it or not, it could have been worse. imagine these other designed by browne, instead of the obamas, it could have been the inauguration of the monster. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> i don't know about you, kate, but i had a great time watching all of this, the serious, the not so serious, and now people are going to go out there and have a few laughs. >> quite a day from the official ceremony on the west front of the capitol to all of the fun we have been having covering the parade and watching the president watch the parade from the reviewing stand. quite a day, and it's not even over yet for them. >> piers morgan, anderson cooper, erin burnett are getting ready to cover some of the fun, blacklife tie inaugural balls. they're only just beginning. >> only just beginning. there's a live picture we're seeing of one of the balls. the next question, what is everyone wearing? >> and we want to know hot the first lady will be wearing. of course, you w
are on michelle obama and what she's going to wear tonight. she received rave reviews for what she wore today. right now, two designers are waiting to see which dress she picked. they won't know until we see her. >> excitement mounting. even will.i.am wants to know. ♪ ♪ go, go, go, go! bye sweetie. honey what are you doing? we gotta go! it's dress-like-a-president day, i'm supposed to be martin van buren. who? martin van buren! google? martin van buren. ♪ to tell real people about our new 15 under $15 menu! oh my goodness... oh my gosh, this looks amazing... [ male announcer ] 15 entrees under $15! it's our new maine stays! seafood, chicken, and more! ooh! the tilapia with roasted vegetables. i'm actually looking at the wood grilled chicken with portobello wine sauce. that pork chop was great. no more fast food friday's. we're going to go to red lobster... [ male announcer ] come try our new menu and sea food differently. and introducing 7 lunch choices for just $7.99! salad, sandwiches and more. [ coughs ] [ baby crying ] ♪ [ male announcer ] robitussin® liquid formula soothes your
. >> all eyes are on michelle obama and what she's going to wear tonight. she received rave reviews for what she wore today. right now, two designers are waiting to see which dress she picked. they won't know until we see her. >> excitement mounting. even will.i.am wants to know. ♪ ♪ there's this island -- and it's got super-cute kangaroos. barrow island has got rare kangaroos. ♪ chevron has been developing energy here for decades. we need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them. ...it's my job to look after it. ♪ >>> welcome back to our continuing coverage of the presidential inauguration. i'm anderson cooper live on the national mall. while today's inauguration may have lacked some of the spectacles from four years ago, there was a lot of emotion. an important day for all americans. 50 years ago today, martin luther king led the march on washington, and 30 years ago, martin luther king day was signed into law as a holida
. specifically michelle obama's new bangs. >> first of all, i love michelle obama and to address the most significant event of this weekend, i love her bangs. she looks good. she always looks good. >> president obama just earlier tonight. some politics ahead looking to tomorrow and the next four years. republican consultants joining us. friend and advisor of president obama. paul, you wrote an article today. you said the president should say all the right things in his speech tomorrow about coming together and about unity and go out and be ruthless. >> yes. that is the lesson of lincoln. in the first inaugural he talked about appealing to the better angels of our nature and then we went to war. he tried. president obama has tried. i think presidents have to change, try to change the culture in which they are placed. in this case, this division that we have in the country isn't going to be healed. it wasn't healed by president clinton. it wasn't healed by president bush. it has not been healed by president obama be . >> you're saying it doesn't matter what he says tomorrow. he should just
your bank statement before you make that type of commitment, michelle. what i do know is season ticket holders were automatically entered into a raffle. today the season ticket holders will get a chance to know if they were given the opportunity to be entered or basically to buy those tickets. but if you are not a season ticket holder, the super bowl high could come down the moment you see the prices. we took a look at what reputable retailers are offering, stub hub and primesports.com has them starting at $2000, and we stopped in the 49'ers official team store in palo alto yesterday. fans told us as much as they love their game, they also love their wallets. >> are you going to the super bowl? >> unfortunately i'm not. >> are you going? >> no. >> yeah, i wish. are you going to give me tickets? >> why not? >> too expensive. >> reporter: just the raffle for season ticket holders, odds are they won't be cheap and there won't be a lot raffled off. the superdome holds 76,000, the niners get 17.5% of those seats. that's 13,000 tickets. those
students to get vaccinated, there is still fear of fresh outbreaks. nbc's michelle franzen has more. >> okay. so here for a flu shot today, right? >> yep. >> reporter: back from break, wisconsin madison junior mark sebert is doing all he can to keep from getting the flu. >> my mom has been hounding me about it and i work with kids at the day care through the university so it doesn't hurt. >> reporter: he is one of hundreds of students on campus getting a shot due to the nationwide flu outbreak. >> heard all the statistics through the tv and just said, why not? >> reporter: according to the cdc, 48 states are now reporting widespread cases of the flu. 30 states report a high level of activity. and that has college health officials bracing for the worst. >> we are concerned about because students are returning from all over the world and all over the country, that they may be incubating those infections and bring them back to campus. >> reporter: at the madison campus, health workers say it is the first time they are arming students with shots this late in the season and have extra va
in washington has been discussing. >> i love michelle obama. to address the most significant event of this weekend, i love her bangs. >> reporter: hours earlier, at the white house, the second term began, as he took the oath of office, in a private ceremony. the influx of spectators who descended upon washington, to watch obama be sworn in a second time. >> the theme of this year's inauguration, is our people, our future. >> reporter: while the president plans to look to the future, he'll also pay tribute to the past. he'll be sworn in on two bibles. one used by abraham lincoln. and one, fittingly on this day, used by martin luther king. the day will have its share of star power. katy perry kicked things off at a concert earlier this weekend. ♪ at last and beyonce, whose rendition of edda james' "at last" will this time perform the national anthem at the ceremony. george, the floodgates seem to have opened. we're expecting near 1 million people here for the swearing in and the parade to follow. we'll be here all day long. george? >> thanks, josh. >>> today is a day for poetry and
larga caminata.. el presidente y la primera dama michelle obama llegaron llegaron a una tribuna de cristal instalada frente a la casa blanca para disfrutar del tradicional desfile inaugural en su honor..silvana quiroz con los detalles. script las tan mencionadas bayonetas en uno de los debates presidenciales, estaban presentes hoy en el desfile inaugural del presidente barack obama. miles de personas compararon sus entradas, para algunos no fue difÍcil "yo compre los boletos en " los boletos oscilaban entre 40 a 60 dÓlares los mÁs baratos; con ellos podÍan acceder a un asiento en diferentes graderÍas; aunque algunas personas presenciaron el desfile desde las terrazas de los diferentes edificios a lo largo de las avenidas pensylvania y constitution las bandas (sonido de banda) las diferentes entidades y grupos, mostraron sus mejores galas. pero lo que la gente querÍa ver era "ay al presidente un presidente que lucia radiante de la mano de su esposa michel, con quien recorriÓ una parte del tramo hacia la casa blanca, resguardado por el servicio secreto. el calor de esperanza
state float celebrates the home state of president obama and the birthplace of first lady michelle obama. the land of lincoln float features american flags, the state flag, and a panorama of the capitol. the state seal adorns the front of the float. the float is approximately 20 feet long, 8 feet wide -- >> the south shore drill team from chicago. the president's hometown. the first lady's hometown. they've come here. two major gifts allowed them to come here. from walgreens. they raised the money. they are here. attending this inauguration. you can see the president, he's pretty excited to see what's going on. >> special because they were unable to attend the first inauguration because of lack of funds. so this is very special for them this time. >> they're going right in front of the reviewing stand right now. you see the president and the first lady. the vice president. >> there's a huge set of speakers heading our way. we'll see that right behind them. >> they're moving. >> here we go, here we go. >> the president's moving too. >> how can you not? >> that's right. ♪ >> the south sh
're doing works for them and for the country. joining me now is jamal simmons and michelle cottle for the daily beast. she wrote an article, joe biden the listener. thank you both for joining me tonight. >> good to be here. >> thanks, rev. >> michelle, let me go to you first. what about this relationship works so well? >> very early on it was established that makes a great compliment for obama. but also persona. he's kind of warmer and more emotional than the president who's seen as cool and cerebral. highway has a lot of inside the beltway experience especially when it comes to dealing with capitol hill which president obama does not like to go up there a lot. and he plays a mean kind of inside game with careful negotiations whether it's the fiscal cliff or dealing with iraq or any number of diplomatic issues like dealing with the incoming chinese president. he's called on to handle these assignments. and it's worked out pretty well for the obama administration in a lot of different areas. >> now, jamal, a good manager knows how to deal with his team. and you know the president's
to the causes she promotes, we will look at michelle obama's legacy as first lady >>> presidential pillow cases, sog socks and cupcakes, how you can find presidential memorabilia. we have you covered. the capital one cash rewards card gives you 1% cash back on all purchases, plus a 50% annual bonus. and everyone but her likes 50% more cash, but i have an idea. do you want a princess dress? yes. cupcakes? yes. do you want an etch-a-sketch? yes! do you want 50% more cash? no. you got talent. [ male announcer ] the capital one cash rewards card gives you 1% cash back on every purchase plus a 50% annual bonus on the cash you earn. it's the card for people who like more cash. what's in your wallet? i usually say that. >>> good morning. it's sunday, january 20th, 2013. i am richard jordan. in the news today president obama will take the oath of office for his second term of commander in chief. the president will be sworn enduring a private official ceremony at the white house today and he will use michelle obama's family bible. and joe biden just wrapped up taking the oath of office for his second te
involved and get engaged. we were talking to one of the young people. i was painting a shelf. michele says i did a fine job. one of the folks i was talking to said that their parents every holiday, they would always do service. the fact that we have some outstanding young people here today, i want to say thank you to the parents for showing early on to all the young people how gratifying and how fulfilling it is. this is what america is about. this is what we celebrate. this inauguration, it is a symbol of how our democracy work and how we peacefully transfer power. it should also be an affirmation that we are all in this together. we need to look out for one another and work hard on behalf of one another. we hope that you guys are having a great time. [cheers and applause] i hear reports that the very young people did some great work. some of the older folks like me hurt our knees bending down a little bit. somehow, michelle looks stylish while she was doing it. [cheers and applause] >> thank you. it is great to have such a great turnout. we have a lot of family members in the audience. w
place apartment the white house, charles krauthammer, michelle malkin and others and we'll have the angles covered tonight. sadly today marked one of the most brazen attempts ever by a u.s. president to unilaterally introduce new laws without the legislative branch. a total of 23 executive actions were signed and immediately set into motion that could directly impact your right to keep and bear arms, and included on the list so-called clarification urging doctors and other health care providers to contact authorities if they arbitrarily deem a patient is a threat to themselves or others. so much for medical privacy in america. beyond that, and even more concerning, were the legislative proposals outlined by the president, calling for a universal background check, something that critics say could lead to a national gun owners data base and he wants the assault weapon ban reinstated and ten limit magazine, and a new gun trafficking law penalizing those who help criminals obtain firearms. what made it more shameful, it happened with children looking on as the president exploited th
, specifically michelle obama's new bangs. >> first of all, i love michelle obama. and to address the most significant event of this weekend, i love her bangs. she looks good. she always looks good. >> president obama just earlier tonight. raw politics looking ahead to tomorrow and, of course, looking ahead at the next four years, we have a team of professionals here, who have seen a lot of presidential history being made. republican consultant margaret hoover joining us, ari fleischer, former president clinton adviser and mastermind, paul begala and president of rebuild the dream is here as well. paul, you wrote an article in "the daily beast" i think it was today, you basically said, the president should say all the right things in his speech tomorrow about coming together and unity, and then he should go out and be ruthless? >> yes, yes. he famously hosted steven spielberg and daniel day-lewis and the stars behind the movie "lincoln." that is the lesson of lincoln, in his first inaugural he talked about appealing to better angels of our nature, then we went to war. he tried. president o
introducing the first lady. >> ladies and gentlemen, my better half and my dance partner, michelle obama. [ cheers and applause ] >> that was the first dance of the first couple tonight, literally and figuratively, they have been to this dance before. their day began with the ceremonial swearing in. just like four years ago, it was a little bumpy. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. >> i barack obama do solemnly swear that i will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> a slight stumble there. >> the first speech to ever mention equal rights for gays and lesbians and mr. obama's governing philosophy from here on out. >> we the people declare today that the most evident of truths that all of us are created equal is the star that guides us still just as it
of "today," from her fashion to the causes she promotes, we will look at michelle obama's legacy as first lady >>> presidential pillow cases, sog socks and cupcakes, how you can find presidential memorabilia. we have you covered. the capital one cash rewards card gives you 1% cash back on all purchases, plus a 50% annual bonus. and everyone but her likes 50% more cash, but i have an idea. do you want a princess dress? yes. cupcakes? yes. do you want an etch-a-sketch? yes! do you want 50% more cash? no. you got talent. [ male announcer ] the capital one cash rewards card gives you 1% cash back on every purchase plus a 50% annual bonus on the cash you earn. it's the card for people who like more cash. what's in your wallet? i usually say that. >> it's 8:26. a look at some of the top stories. baltimore ravens are in fox borough for the afc championship game against the patriots. we are 11 hours away from the high stakes rematch. last year they won the afc game to the patriots. it starts at 6:30. while one baltimore team prepares for a big game another is mourning the loss of baseball legend
>> reporter: michelle obama wowed the audiences at two inaugural balls in a ruby chiffon and velvet gown by jason wu. but the celebration was not as grand as 2009 which saw the president and first lady attend ten balls. >> now that the parties are over the work on president obama's second term begins. susan mcginnis with more on that. good morning. >> reporter: anne-marie, good morning. yes, item number one is the debt limit. we learned on monday that the house will vote tomorrow on raising the debt ceiling for a period of three months, and the republicans have made a big concession. they had their dance and took a moment to savor the scene. now it's time to get back to work. in his inaugural speech, the president called on both parties not to let politics get in the way of governing. >> we must act knowing that our work will be imperfect. we must act knowing that today's victories will be only partial. >> reporter: so republicans are offering a compromise on the debt ceiling. house gop members are backing off a requirement to cut $1 of spending for every dollar the
and challenges of a second obama term. and will michelle obama remake her own agenda as first laid chill? perspective from an insider who knows the obamas well. >>> plus, two uniquely american stories. our interview this year's inaugural poet and the band from little rock, marching tomorrow in the footsteps of history. >>> good evening. for all the drama of a long, hard-foutd campaign, it took all of a half a minute for president obama today to take the oath that officially starts his second term in office. without pomp or pageantry, it was a simple affair in the white house blue room, with his wife and daughters at his side. the president fulfilling you the constitutional requirement of being sworn in on 290th of january. thousands have descended on this city tonight to share in tomorrow's traditional public swearing in and inaugural parade and witness the start of the second half of barack obama's historic presidency. we have full coverage of the second inauguration and we start with nbc's peter alexander across the street from the white house at lafayette park. peter, good evening. >>
get skipped out. >> michelle obama is a hoot. i was with them in oslo when he won the nobel peace prize and he had to make a comment. and he's writing and writing and writing and michelle says to him what, are you doing, selling your memoirs? >> she brings him down a peg. championship that's extraordinary. that never happens. i never heard of that, actually a wife putting her hub in her place? i never heard that. >> he would joke about that on the campaign trail. he thought he was the best thing since sliced bread, but she reminded him that he wasn't. >> think about the presidents before him. to one degree or another they had spent their entire adult lives in the public eye. what's strike building the president obamas is that in 2003 you could have sat next to them on a plane and had no idea who they were. so the journey from normalcy to being the most famous people in the world is so striking. chris: despite averageness of this family. >> i think they sort of are in the position where they sort of view their lives with an element of gee whiz, pinch me now sense as well. they seem
of our first lady. ladies and gentlemen, my better half and my dance partner, michelle obama. >> reporter: tonight was all about michelle. mrs. obama wowed in a ruby chiffon gown by jason wu the same designer she wore four years ago at the last inauguration. ♪ at last my love has come along ♪ >> reporter: back then she stepped out on stage in a white dress by the then little known designer. his career skyrocketed. >> any time mrs. obama wears one of your designs a fashion designer ascends. it doesn't happen with any first lady but it happens with mrs. obama. >> reporter: from behind it was all about that sexy low back. but from the front, check out those bangs. >> i believe the bangs are a metaphor and it sends a very striking sound and symbol and i think she looks wonderful. >> reporter: call it michelle 2.0. her first four years made her a style i con. >> it has changed the game for women in america. you can dress on a budget. >> reporter: of course tonight's dress was hardly a bargain. but the ball goers approved on the splurge. >> what do you think of the cress? >> amazing. >> bea
building museum for the inaugural reception. first lady michelle obama and dr. jill biden spoke to the crowd, as well. the president said he wanted to save his good lines for tomorrow's inaugural address but made one comment about his wife. >> i love michelle obama. [ applause ] and to address the most significant event of this weekend, i love her bangs. >> he said he loves her bangs. the president went on to thank his supporters and said this weekend is not the celebration of a president but of the country and its future. we have team coverage on this inauguration eve. erica gonzalez is live tonight. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell is tracking tomorrow's forecast down to the hour. but we start with darcy spencer, live on the national mall. darcy, the big crowd comes tomorrow, but it's been busy tonight, too. >> reporter: it certainly has. if you're planning to come here tomorrow, be prepared to see a lot of this. this is the fencing that is all over the place that's going to help with crowd control. things are pretty much locked down and we're pretty for things to get sta
but others are still being held. nbc's michelle kosinski is there, what's the latest? >> reporter: one day now after they took over the bp facility in algeria, taking dozens of international workers hostage, including americans, it is still just as difficult to get confirmed information out of there. there have been conflicting reports. different numbers coming out. algerian officials being quoted on state tv there have said that at least six of the hostages were killed when the algerian army apparently raided the facility in attempts to free the hostages. they did say that many other hostages were able to escape and some militants were also killed. the associated press quoting an official on the question of anonymity, said some americans did escape, although not everyone is accounted for even at this hour. >> thanks so much for that report. >>> for the first time in over two decades, the u.s. has recognized the government of somalia. secretary of state hillary clinton calls the official recognition a milestone in the fight against islamic extremists. the u.s. has not recognized somalia si
, michelle obama. and i love what he has done for all the education. >> you're all about education? >> i am all about education, and woman's rights. >> and women's rights? >> yes. >> this is something that is not as serious, what do you think of the first lady's new hairdo? >> i haven't seen it yet, but i'm dying to see it monday. i'm going to be at the ball. >> are you really? >> yes, i am. >> where are you guys from back here? >> dallas, texas. >> you are from kentucky, did you come just for the inauguration? why are you here? >> i'm an obama fan obviously. >> what do you like about president obama? >> can't really say right now, i don't know. >> yeah? >> well, listen, we are so happy that you guys are here. we thank you for joining us and for being with cnn. thank you so much, have a great time and stay warm. that is it for me, now it is time for "the situation room" and mr. wolf blitzer. don, thank you very much, happening now we're live here on the national mall right here in washington, d.c. where the inauguration weekend is in full swing. crowds have been out all day, with festivitie
at the fierce competition here to design for the first lady. >> first lady michelle obama. >> reporter: when first lady michelle obama walked out on stage in that memorable white gown by jason wu, overnight the designer became a household name. take me back. >> it's me! >> reporter: so who will be the lucky one four years later? >> it is brilliant what she's done in keeping a secret, i have to say, because in the previous administrations while there's always interest in what the first lady wore, there was never this kind of red carpet moment. >> reporter: sources close to the process say what started out as a 20-designer field for the gown whittled down to two. two designers who have a shot at worldwide game. so who are they? likely a new york-based designer and quite possibly one emerging versus established. around thanksgiving, designers submit sketches. garments are made, fittings and more fittings. the gowns are sut shuttled back and forth between new york and d.c. and because these designers don't have direct access to the first lady, they have mannequins made in her likeness that live
at the competition to design for the first lady. >> first lady michelle obama. >> reporter: when michelle obama walked out on stage in that memorable white gown, overnight, the designer became a household name. >> take me to that moment where she walked out. >> i was extreming at the top of my lungs, i was like, that's me. >> it's brilliant in what she's done keeping it secret. there was always interest in what the first lady wore, there was never this kind of red carpet moment. >> what started out as a designer field for the inaugural gown has whittled down to two designers who have a shot at worldwide fame who are they? likely a new york based designer and quite possibly one who is emerging. around thanksgiving, designers submit sketches, garments are made and there are fittings and more fittings. the garments are shuttled back and forth between washington and d.c. because they don't have direct access to the first lady, they have mannequins that are made in her likeness. >> if you dressed every celebrity at the golden globes, it's that much exposure. >> a single appearance by the first lady
an elementary as a national day of service. >> last night it was party time. first lady michelle obama and daughters sasha and malia hosted an event for military families. usher and katy perry attended. >>> a bloody end to the hostage crisis in al year ya. and stunning video from bulgaria. here it is. a man pulls a gun on a political leader. no shots were fired. >> very scary moment. let's begin with the second inauguration of barack obama. he came here four years ago amid high hopes and great expectations. but the second time around, well, there will definitely be a different feel as he takes the podium and in gnawing rated four more years, delivers his speech. many will be watching to see where this nation goes the next four years. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> he carried the hopes and dreams of the millions who voted for him. excitement, wonder and passion electrified the packed crowd on the national mall. >> i stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our an seft ors. >> the mood in
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